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Pass the #popcorn

According to a recent Pew study, 15 percent of adults online use Twitter — 8 percent daily. I’m pretty sure... More

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Should Center Square Journal shut down?

The editor of a hyperlocal news site in Chicago is organizing a community meeting to decide whether or not to... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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WaPo: Got agency?

Last Friday, the day after The Washington Post announced an expansion of its online video content "with politically focused programming,”... More

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On building trust

Every now and then somebody chases me down to talk to their journalism class about writing profiles and since this... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Must-reads of 2012: UK media’s craziest year

As 2012 draws to a close, CJR writers brainstormed the year's best reads in their beats. Celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond... More

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Must-reads of 2012: Can women have it all?

As 2012 draws to a close, CJR writers brainstormed the year's best reads in their beats. Why Women Still Can't... More

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Must-reads of 2012: political corruption in out-of-the-way places

As 2012 draws to a close, CJR writers brainstormed the year's best reads in their beats. Border town edges into... More

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Must-reads of 2012: sports

As 2012 draws to a close, CJR writers brainstormed the year's best reads in their beats. Patrick Hruby did an... More

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Must-reads of 2012: crime

As 2012 draws to a close, CJR writers brainstormed the year's best reads in their beats. "18 Tigers, 17 Lions,... More

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Must-reads of 2012: science

As 2012 draws to a close, CJR writers brainstormed the year's best reads in their beats. The dream that failed... More

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Must-reads of 2012: food

As 2012 draws to a close, CJR writers brainstormed the year's best reads in their beats. The history of chicken... More

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Must-reads of 2012: music

As 2012 draws to a close, CJR writers brainstormed the year's best reads in their beats. Grizzly Bear Members Are... More

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Must-reads of 2012: profiles

As 2012 draws to a close, CJR writers brainstormed the year's best reads in their beats. Cooking isn’t creative, and... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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